Social support factors as moderators of community violence exposure among inner-city African American young adolescents.

@article{Hammack2004SocialSF,
  title={Social support factors as moderators of community violence exposure among inner-city African American young adolescents.},
  author={Phillip L Hammack and Maryse H Richards and Zupei Luo and Emily S Edlynn and Kevin A Roy},
  journal={Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53},
  year={2004},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={450-62}
}
Using both surveys and the experience sampling method (ESM), community violence exposure, social support factors, and depressive and anxiety symptoms were assessed longitudinally among inner-city African American adolescents. Moderator models were tested to determine protective factors for youth exposed to community violence. Several social support factors emerged as protective-stabilizing forces for witnesses of violence both cross-sectionally and longitudinally, including maternal closeness… CONTINUE READING

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